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Historical Perspectives on Engendering War, Peace and Justice

October 19-20, 2007
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, U.S.A.

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Plenary Session "The Peace History Society: A History and Analysis by Some of Its Early Leaders" at 2007 PHS Conference "Historical Perspectives on Engendering War, Peace and Justice"

The PEACE HISTORY SOCIETY invites paper proposals for its fifth international conference that focus on the interrelationships between gender and war, peace and justice.

From Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata, a comedic example of Greek women using nonviolent direct action to stop the Peloponnesian War, to contemporary debates on the war on terrorism, matters of war, peace and justice have had a gendered dimension.  This conference seeks to shed light on the nexus of gender, war, peace and justice.

We are most interested in papers that take a historical approach to this topic. We welcome panel and paper proposals that compare different historical periods and geographies as well as those that focus on a particular event, place or time-period. Paper proposals about peace history not related to the conference theme will also be considered.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

  • Just War theory and gender;
  • the historical development of concepts of justice and their relationship to gender;
  • the use of war and peace initiatives as justifications for rescuing women;
  • masculine and feminine constructions of peacemaking and social justice;
  • gender and war/peace talk; race, class, and gender-based constructions of justice;
  • the interrelationships between gender, race and class in peace and social justice movements;
  • religion, gender and peace.

The Peace History society is unable to provide travel assistance or financial support to conference attendees.

Strong conference papers will be given consideration for publication in a special issue of the journal Peace& Change to be co-edited by the program co-chairs. For more information on the PHS and for conference updates, visit the PHS website, at www.peacehistorysociety.org.

Please forward proposals for individual papers or a panel (limit of 250 words per paper) and a CV to both program committee co-chairs by February 1, 2007:

Kevin J. Callahan
Department of History
Saint Joseph College
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 U.S.A
<kjcallahan@sjc.edu>

and

Kathleen Kennedy
Department of History
Western Washington University
516 High St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
<kathleen.kennedy@wwu.edu>

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